Give 'Anchorman 2' a Chance; Rogue Violinist Charms D.C.

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We realize there's only so much time one can spend in a day watching new trailers, viral video clips, and shaky cell phone footage of people arguing on live television. This is why every day The Atlantic Wire highlights the videos that truly earn your five minutes (or less) of attention. Today: Anchorman 2 trailer offers reason for cautious optimism, Russian investors are gobbling up pricey New York City real-estate, and a lone violinist charms Harris Teeter shopper in D.C.

The first teaser for Anchorman 2 arrived over the weekend attached to The Dictator, and it looks pretty funny! Not as funny as it would have been, say, five years ago, when the world was really clamoring for more of Brick and Ron and the Channel 4 news team. But funny nonetheless. We remain cautiously intrigued, if horrified you get away with saying all this in a non-red band trailer. [via THR]

So last night, a man with a violin got on his roof and charmed shoppers at an unseen Harris Teeter on Kalorama Road here in D.C. To which you say, "Ugh, can't I go anywehre in this life without being charmed by string musicians who just want to make the world a more musical place?" Increasingly, the answer seems to be no. But this impromptu concert was put on by a man named Ness Zolan, who plays at the Kennedy Center, so it wasn't obstreperous: it was art. [via DCist]

Not to alarm our New York-based readers, but it seems Russian oligarchs (and regular Ukraine investors) are coming for your high-ticket apartment and office buildings. CNBC says so. Don't say we don't we didn't warn you. CNBC also says the strategy is working. Working! [via The New York Observer]

On the season finale of Who Do You Think You Are? -- the NBC reality show where celebrities of a certain vintage learn shocking things about their ancestors -- noted Anthony Bourdain antagonist Paula Deen learned that way back when, her family owned slaved. This was a shock to Paula, who said the revelation was like "someone took a bucket of cold water and threw it into my face." Or a ham. [via The Huffington Post]

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